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Trump says he’s going to sign an executive order extending added federal unemployment benefits at $400 per week. Dems have been pushing to extend at $600/ week
After months of Republican arguments about added unemployment benefits disincentivizing work, preferring instead a wage replacement formula, Trump signs EO extending it at flat 400 for rest of the year. Wonder if any GOP lawmakers push back ...
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"Biden’s immigration plan calls for the elimination
of any pretense of immigration enforcement,
which is exactly what the radical left wants."
"Avakian, the founder & leader of the
Revolutionary Communist Party USA,
told his followers in a statement on Saturday that
they should vote for Joe Biden
in the 2020 presidential election"
"What's their plan? They'd like to make the
rest of the country very much
like our biggest cities have become:
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Muites estão curioses pra saber o que aconteceu nesses dias em que estive hospitalizada...
Bom, pra quem não sabe, eu fui até o aquário da cidade com a minha sobrinha Malu (6 anos), para ensiná-la mais sobre a vida marinha...
Ume guie nos acompanhava dando informações sobre os peixes, quando a Malu fez a seguinte solicitação/problematização:
- Moce, até agora você só nos mostrou peixes que respiram através de branquias... Você pode nos mostrar agora quais são os peixes que respiram através de negrias?
Malu só queria ver um pouco mais de representatividade. Ela estava sendo totalmente educada, falando num tom de voz tranquilo. Não se exaltou em nenhum momento.
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6 months to the day that I wrote our lead @TheLancet editorial on a mysterious new pneumonia-like outbreak drafting it in 3 hours instead of the usual 3 days. Colleagues gave input in 1 h instead of 24 h. 6 months for the world to change forever. #writing…
Writing a leader under those conditions is risky: what was the outbreak & would it spread? Are we making something of nothing? Should we go soft or hard on China’s response & transparency? What about this ‘lockdown’ of Wuhan, an intervention we thought of as draconian (ha ha).
Our EIC edited the leader; we waited overnight for WHO to decide about the PHEIC. New cases from around the world were reported (we couldn't keep up). We had the first 2 research reports from China describing the novel coronavirus.....We were under pressure to go live ASAP.
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I won't retweet it, but I'm interested to know what @Olympics and IOC press team thought they were doing sharing footage from the 1936 Berlin Olympics in Nazi Germany w/flippant #TBT hashtag. The footage was mostly from Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda film Olympia. Thoughts🧵1/13
This film must be handled with caution & context. To us, its footage looks unremarkable, but it largely *created* norms about how sports are represented and filmed. Think on that a moment. Our film techniques in sports trace their origins in many ways back to Nazi propaganda. 2/
This is why I teach this film. It shows us continuities between our societies today and the racial ideologies and fascism of Nazism. It should remind us how the racist and heterosexist structures of sport are too often invisible/unremarkable, easily mistaken for common sense. 3/
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#TBT #TBThursday #GoPats #Patriots tickets came in (on this day in 2012) for Patriots at Miami #Finsup Row 1 pics.
8:20 am, coffee (Game Day)
11:25 am parked.
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#TBT Manas, ontem eu inventei de comprar um temaki, mas logo me lembrei que não tenho o direito de comer temakis, pois não sou descendente de japoneses.
Então para não desperdiçar comida, procurei por alguém que pudesse comer aquele temaki. Foi quando encontrei um ambulante que, apesar de ser bem bronzeado, tinha os olhos puxados...
Ofereci o temaki e ele pegou dizendo "gracias".
Até aí tudo bem. Só depois de dois quarteirões de distância que eu me dei conta que aquele dissimulado era na verdade boliviano! Voltei correndo pra evitar a ocorrência de uma apropriação culturo-gastronômica, mas o ambulante não estava mais lá.
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It’s #IPThursday Good People! The following thread tells the story of N!xau, the man who starred in “The Gods Must Be Crazy”.

The question to ask yourself is, to what extent should film companies be responsible in improving the lives of their poor and illiterate artists?
Our story this week begins in 1980, at the peak of apartheid. Jacobus “Jamie” Uys (pronounced “Eys”)wanted to make a film that would distract the people from the problems facing SA. His ultimate goal was to make a slapstick comedy based on two worlds colliding.
He decided to tell the story based off the Khoisan people of the Kalahari. His idea was produce a documentary style comedy showing a khoisan interacting with modern civilization for the very first time.
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#ThrowbackThursday Starting a thread on some of the Best English TV Series i saw in the 80's and 90's on DD, the Baap of all TV Channels in India. Starting with Johnny Soko And His Flying Robot a Childhood favorite about a Boy who had a watch controlled Flying Robot #FlyingRobot
Project UFO was about a team of 2 USAF Officials Maj. Jake Gatlin and Staff Sgt. Harry Fitz. who set off on a mission across the USA to investigate UFO sightings and find out the truth behind them. A good predecessor to the X Files this was based on Project Blue Book #ProjectUFO
Target was a British Police Action Drama series featuring the famous character Det. Supt. Steve Hackett, who with his sharp wits and quick action would almost tackle every criminal and bring him down. This was also quite popular for its theme music #Target #Hackett #DD #TV
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Hey @Tesco I was about to cook my favourite vegetable of all time (broccoli) and after unwrapping it, to my surprise, found caterpillars inside! They’re really nice and we’ve ended up keeping one as a pet and naming him. but just as a heads up, some of your broc has c-pillars😳🐛
In case anyone is interested, the name we’ve gone with is Cedric, he’s from Spain (at least we assume so because the broccoli is) and he dances after eating spinach and broc all day long 🐛🐛🐛
OH MY CHRIST. Just bought another broc and before I’ve even opened it I can see caterpillars 😭🐛
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This isn't your fight? Oh.

You couldn't stop posting about the Australian wildfires. You're not Australian.

You posted a #TBT in REAL LIFE TEARS when Notre Dame burned. You're not French.

But justice and equality within your own damn country are not in your lane? Ok.
This is just *too* political for you, huh?

Many would argue that climate change is a political issue but yet you have no problem posting about that and supporting others do the same.

It is so easy to see where you stand.
You're in tears over billion-dollar business being looted, yet you didn't blink an eye at the murder of George Floyd.

People tell on themselves EVERYDAY. And it's wild that they can't even see it.

Just say you don't care about black bodies and go.
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Is your computer taking too long to process data? Spare a thought for the team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory back in 1965, waiting for their computers to process the first closeup images of Mars taken by Mariner 4. Their solution - colour by numbers! #tbt #AstronoMay (1/9)
On July 15 1965, Mariner 4 obtained the first closeup images of Mars and stored them in its onboard tape recorder. Over the course of three weeks, the data acquired during the flyby was transmitted back to the Earth. #AstronoMay #MuseumFromHome #sciencefromhome (2/9)
At JPL, a "real-time data translator" machine converted the image data into numbers which were printed onto strips of paper. The team knew the computers would take some time to process the images and they were anxious to see them. Then, they had an idea... #AstronoMay (3/9)
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Tras un par de meses inactivo por motivos personales, progresivamente voy a ir regresando a mi actividad. Vamos a arrancar fuerte, el Napoli de Maradona, el repaso fecha a fecha de la epopeya partenopea en el aniversario 33 de ella.
Desde ya pido que si les gusta este hilo den rt y fav para ayudarme a llegar a más gente. Ahora, seguimos:

#HoyEnLaHistoria #Napoli #Maradona #UnDiaComoHoy #TalDiaComoHoy #Efemerides #Futbol #TBT #SerieA #Calcio
En el plano nacional las desigualdades entre el norte y el sur italiano se reflejaban en el fútbol. Desde que el Genoa ganó la primera liga en 1898 todos los campeones, a excepción del Cagliari del 70, eran del norte. En cuanto al club, solo contaba con 2 copas y una Serie B.
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#TBT -- Yesterday I joined Senate Democrats to call on Pres Trump to invoke the #StaffordAct and consider disaster declarations that would free up funding to assist state & local governments in responding to this int’l #coronavirus health crisis.…
The #StaffordAct is named after the late Robert Stafford, a mentor of mine who was a giant of the Senate and a commanding figure in Vermont. Bob, a Republican, and Helen took Marcelle and me under their wings when I joined the Senate in 1974.
Bob and Helen and Marcelle and I became close friends, and Bob showed me that to do what is best for our country, we must set aside party labels and work together. Bob’s wisdom, calm demeanor, and ability to work across the aisle are sorely lacking in the Senate today.
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Oh wow: It looks like @RichardGrenell may have violated FARA while trying to whitewash one of the most corrupt figures the post-Soviet space has ever produced. Wow.…
The U.S. recently barred Vlad Plahotniuc from the U.S. on account of grand corruption (…). Seriously hard to overstate a more corrupt actor in Moldova, or in Eastern Europe, that @RichardGrenell was helping launder the reputation of.
Plahotniuc had a pretty substantial whitewashing/lobbying machine in his back pocket in DC a few years back... while simultaneously pillaging millions of dollars (or more) from Moldovans. Really heinous stuff.
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#TBT: Of the four U.S. doctors who openly commit abortions in the third trimester, three have publicly stated, in the mainstream press, that their late abortions are NOT limited to medical reasons.… #prolife
New Mexico abortionist Susan Robinson recounted to The Hairpin that patients come to her in the third trimester because they did not realize they were pregnant sooner.…
New Mexico abortionist Shelly Sella told The Irish Times that she aborts healthy, viable babies if the mother's circumstances are such that she "couldn't cope with the baby."…
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#TBT “‘We intend to step back as ‘sr’ members of the BRF & work to become financially independent’ With these words,#MeghanMarkle, the DoS,boldly exerted her rebellious Americanism this week: She announced that she & her husband r going 2 work 4 a living.”…
“Markle might be the only royal to understand...what it could mean to be a working royal in the 21st century.A mixed-race American w/ a genuine desire to have global impact figured out that her in-laws...lack a sense of urgency & immediacy. They have a different concept of work.”
“She understood instantly the value of the royal family to the country’s civic and cultural identity, and she did her level best to carve out a role for herself, despite criticism, racism, sexism, and all the other isms that make notoriety a living hell.”
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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Last Thursday, I got a fish bone stuck in my throat. A day later, I had developed a headache, my ear hurt and my throat was sore; I was very uncomfortable. By Saturday, it became unbearable so I decided to go see an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist.
When I arrived at the hospital, I told the lady at the front desk it was an emergency. I let her know what the problem was and she immediately arranged for me to see the doctor as soon as he became available.

I decided to use the wait time to respond to some emails.
Some minutes in, a nurse came to call me, I asked her to please bear with me for a minute or two as I was almost done with my response to an email.

I hadn’t typed two more words when I heard the doctor’s loud voice, “how can she say she has an emergency but she’s on the phone...
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Last month, I made a decision on a proposal that was brought before me. It was enticing and looked like it would work. Even the numbers, market survey, research, they all made sense.

Still, I declined to get involved because it just didn't "FEEL" right.

Other smart investors I knew personally were involved, so this should have given me some consolation but it didn’t. My instinct was aggressively against investing so I declined and left the meeting.

I was worried if I stayed longer, the numbers would entice me.
I am a deeply emotional being. I feed off people’s energy and my intuition. This makes me ask first, "how do you feel about this?" Instead of "what do you think about this?"

I see the sadness in people's eyes when others see a bubbly persona. I hear emotions, not words.
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2009 - Jon Stewart Mocks Media on ACORN Story: ‘Where the Hell Were You?’

ACORN appears to be a corrupt organization that aids and abets criminals and gets millions of dollars in taxpayer money.
Well, this is an impressive expose. I'd love to know the intrepid journalists who broke this story. "60 Minutes"? The AP? That guy who gets the predators?
"You're telling me that 2 kids from the cast of "High School Musical III" can break this story with a video camera & their grandmother's chinchilla coat? & you got nothing? They did it for $3,000..."
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Back when I was a Sioux City Crooner, before I was kicked out for my sasparilla addiction #tbt
the whole sordid story of the Sioux City Crooners and our harmonic debauchery is in my forthcoming tell-all, "On The Malt Shop Floor"
I'd post some juicy excerpts, but I worry that they'd be too hot for Twitter
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#tbt Portland, circa 1993-97, to a group of lost boys and the Neverland they carved out delivering other people's shit by bike. Portland is a small town, and ours was a small group, and we were all broken in some way. (1)
We were a family on our island of misfit toys, brought together by our love of riding bikes. (2)
Finding someone who would pay you to ride your bike wasn't easy. There was a rigorous vetting process: Pulse ✔️ Willingness ✔️ Ability to appear sober(ish) from 9-5? [negotiable] (3)
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Is this the reason Nunes has been neutered on House Intel? The “whistleblower” was actually a NY FBI case agent who colluded w/ alt-righters. The use of term “whistleblower” was colloquial - used to protect a rouge FBI agent & conceal a plot fully orchestrated by RUDY GIULIANI...
#TBT to Apr '15 when Charles C Johnson posted a GoFundMe to support his operation to catfish Anthony Weiner into getting hacked by Guccifer so they could destroy Clinton.

*Enters Giuliani*

The fundraiser now deleted, but I took screenshots 👇
Link to Johnson's orginal "Clinton Secret Oppo Project" GoFundMe here 👇

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The release of the Model T in 1908—the same year as the #FBI's founding—ushered in a new era of reliable, affordable transportation for the American people, but it also launched a new wave of crime. As car sales exploded, so did automobile thefts. #TBT
In 1919, Congress passed the Dyer Act, which made transporting stolen automobiles across state lines a federal crime. The law was a vital tool in fighting crime and protecting communities not just for state and local police but also for the #FBI. #TBT

📷 by @smithsonian
In the first two decades of the Dyer Act, the #FBI recovered more than 56,000 vehicles valued at $32 million. The law was integral to the FBI's work in the 1930s because it gave us the jurisdiction to join the hunt for notorious gangsters such as Bonnie and Clyde. #TBT
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